Wagner: His Life & Music

Wagner: His Life & Music

by Stephen Johnson, Eric Ed. Johnson
     
 

Sourcebooks MediaFusion and Naxos proudly present this fascinating biography of composer Richard Wagner. Acclaimed music writer Stephen Johnson follows Wagner's development as man and composer, and sets out the experiences-the personal joys and sorrows as well as the broader cultural forces-that formed him and made him one of the most widely loved composers in

Overview

Sourcebooks MediaFusion and Naxos proudly present this fascinating biography of composer Richard Wagner. Acclaimed music writer Stephen Johnson follows Wagner's development as man and composer, and sets out the experiences-the personal joys and sorrows as well as the broader cultural forces-that formed him and made him one of the most widely loved composers in classical music.

Wagner was an innovator both in harmony and in the structure of his operas, frequently applying themes or melodies to a particular character or event. He created his own version of the "Gesamtkunstwerk," compositions in which the arts were brought together into a single unity.

Included are two CDs of carefully chosen Wagner pieces.

Readers also gain access to an exclusive website that offers new essays, the musical works in full and more. This revolutionary biography utilizes traditional and new media to provide a uniquely rounded portrait of the composer and his music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402210006
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Naxos Books Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Johnson writes regularly for The Independent and The Guardian and was chief music critic of The Scotsman. He is a regular presenter for Radio 3's Discovering Music. In 2003, Johnson was voted Amazon.com Classical Music Writer of the Year. He lives in Great Britain.

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